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Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration outside the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 11, 2024. The United Nations’ top court opened hearings into South Africa’s allegation that Israel’s war with Hamas amounts to genocide against Palestinians. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)

How economics can shed light on the motivations of extremist groups like Hamas

Real and perceived economic grievances often fuel extremist groups like Hamas. Here’s how the economic basics of supply provide a way to tackle terrorism.
Given how wealth contributes to health on the personal, individual level, the case for economic growth being good for us might seem intuitive. (Shutterstock)

Is economic growth good for our health?

The historical correlation between economic prosperity and increased life expectancy might suggest that growth is generally a good thing. However, other evidence points to the downside of growth.

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